ABC Commercial’s Format Sales Success

ABC Commercial’s Format Sales Success


ABC Commercial is heading to MIPCOM with a number of recent format sales for key lifestyle, children’s and comedy titles.

Vietnam’s VTV has commissioned a local version of ABC Commercial’s long running lifestyle and entertainment series, THE NEW INVENTORS. The program celebrates and showcases the most recent creations from a new generation of innovators and designers seeking answers to everyday domestic, industrial and commercial  challenges.

KCET in the USA has commissioned a local version of the children’s series, LET’S GET INVENTIN’ to be broadcast in 2013 and produced by US production company, Intrigue. The series showcases brilliant invention ideas thought up by kids who get to make and test them on the show. The completed program has sold to over 70 countries.

The hit comedies AGONY UNCLES and AGONY AUNTS from High Wire Films have been commissioned by YLE Finland. In the shows, the intrepid AUNTS and UNCLES take us on a hilarious search for answers on dating, cohabitation, marriage, divorce and being single again.

Earlier this year, Lithuania’s TV3 commissioned and produced a local version of ABC Commercial’s internationally successful format MOTHER AND SON. A first series of 16 x 30’ is currently screening and is rating well.

And currently in production is Comedy Central USA’s local version of the comedy series REVIEW WITH MYLES BARLOW, also commissioned earlier this year. The series has been re-named Review With Forrest MacNeil (8 x 30’) and is written and executive produced by Charlie Siskel and Andrew Daly. It stars Daly as the title character and will go to air in early 2013.

Katherine McMillan, Sales Manager, Formats Worldwide at ABC Commercial said, “These recent commissions and productions are testament to the strength of our growing and varied format catalogue. We are thrilled to see ABC Commercial’s hit programs taking on a local flavour in many countries around the world.” 


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